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Crossover Prog

3.64 | 222 ratings

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4 stars In the forum this was considered the best Saga album , although that doesn't appear in the averages so far looking at all the album ratings. And I don't really agree that it's the best but it is a very good one. The album starts with the smooth On the Loose, an accessible track for Saga in those days. Next is Wind him up, a true classic they often play live. Amnesia is a very nice one about an interesting problem. I hope I will never suffer from that. It's followed by my favourite on this album: Framed. This is a mindblowing song with a terrific ending, one of their best ever. Time's up is about another human problem: the fact that you wasted your time away. Great lyrics. Personally I feel that if you listen often enough to prog (in general) you don't really waste your time away, but ok. The Interview is a characteristic one for this album I feel which has a certain mood about it. Early Saga albums had that, I always loved that very much. No Regrets is the ballad, nice but not the best of this album in my opinion. Conversations is the instrumental (except for the occasional "Conversations" sung by the band) which sounds really good too. The final track is another highlight, No Stranger is somewhat symphonic (one of those songs that make me believe Saga is more than prog related) and a great composition. The final minutes remind me of the ending of the Cygnus song (Hemispheres) by Rush. I'm not saying they stole it but it's remarkable.

All in all a great effort by Saga deserving the full 4 stars.

progrules | 4/5 |


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